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This is my 1972 GTO. The car is PHS verified as a GTO optioned Lemans and that is the factory color "Monarch Yellow". The previous owner replaced the front fenders choosing LeMans fenders without the extractor ducts. When I bought the car, I thought "How hard could those be to find?" Two years later and I'm still looking for a decent pair that won't break the bank. I actually got my hands on a set of ducts but I'm not too keen on cutting into these fenders to try to retrofit the items.

The car originally came with a YT code 400, TH400 and 3:23 gears. The previous owner of the car swapped in a '72 YC 455 +.030, and 3:55 posi behind the TH400. The engine is topped off with a pair of #62 heads that keep the compression way up there. Bad decision by that guy for a street car.

The rest of the engine build was well thought out. New 068 cam, new HEI, new, rebuilt Quadrajet (casting # says it's for an HO engine), stock intake and exhaust manifolds. He did do a fine job on the restoration in 1998 as well. New quarter skins, hood and scoops to go with the LeMans fenders. Complete Year One interior with door panels, seat covers, carpet, dash cover, console lid. Headliner looks great as well.

The rest of the car received many new parts as well, everything from the trunk mat to the battery tray. All with receipts.

I've replaced ball joints, shocks and rear springs since I've had the car to pass safety inspections but everything else checked out fine including the State emissions testing. I've still got a lot of work to do to get the car running as well as I would like it to. It needs different heads and retuning to run great on pump gas.

More to come.

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